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"Dos puntos" is a noun which is often translated as "colon", and "seguido" is an adjective which is often translated as "consecutive". Learn more about the difference between "dos puntos" and "seguido" below.
dos puntos
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (punctuation)
a. colon
Si vas a presenta una lista, hay que usar aquí los dos puntos.If you're going to present a list, you need to use a colon here.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (successive)
a. consecutive
Nuestro equipo ha ganado el campeonato tres años seguidos.Our team has won the championship for three consecutive years.
b. in a row
Ahora te toca tirar a ti tres veces seguidas.Now it's your turn to throw the dice three times in a row.
c. one after the other
Primero no viene ningún autobús y luego vienen tres seguidos.First no bus comes and then three buses come, one after the other.
d. running
Lleva cuatro días seguidos sin venir a trabajar.He hasn't come to work four days running now.
2. (without interruption in time)
a. consecutive
Llevan buscando sobrevivientes tres días y noches seguidos.They have been looking for survivors for three consecutive days and nights.
b. in a row
Estuvimos caminando cinco horas seguidas.We were walking for five hours in a row.
c. uninterrupted
No consigo dormir más de diez minutos seguidos.I cannot manage more than ten minutes of uninterrupted sleep.
3. (without interruption in space)
a. continuous (line)
Dibuja una línea seguida, sin levantar el bolígrafo del papel.Draw a continuous line, without lifting pen from paper.
b. uninterrupted (row)
Frente a la playa había una fila seguida de hoteles.There was an uninterrupted row of hotels opposite the beach.
4. (coming after; used with "de")
a. followed by
La fiesta consistirá en un concierto seguido de fuegos artificiales.The fiesta will consist of a concert followed by fireworks.
5. (in front of; used with "de")
a. followed by
El rey entró al castillo seguido de su séquito.The king came into the castle followed by his retinue.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (without changing direction)
a. straight on
Ve seguido por esta calle hasta llegar a la rotonda.Go straight on along this street until you reach the roundabout.
7. (without interruption)
a. without stopping
Leyó el poema todo seguido, sin casi respirar.She read the poem without hardly stopping to breathe.
8. (frequently)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. often
¿Fumas seguido? - La verdad es que no. Unos tres cigarrillos por semana.Do you smoke often? - Not really. Around three cigarettes per week.
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